Wednesday, August 29, 2012

COMING THIS FALL: 200 Miles of Shopping, Snacking, and Sightseeing

Over the weekend of October 5-7, 2012, eight western Kentucky counties will team up to present the seventh annual Highway 60 Yard Sale.  The sale will stretch for 200 miles along U.S. Highway 60 through Livingston, Crittenden, Union, Henderson, Daviess, Hancock, Breckinridge, and Meade counties.  Cities along the route include Smithland, Salem, Marion, Sturgis, Morganfield, Waverly, Corydon, Henderson, Owensboro, Lewisport, Hawesville, Cloverport, Hardinsburg, Irvington, and Muldraugh, as well as dozens of quaint communities in between. 

Hundreds of local individuals, businesses, and groups are expected to participate this year, setting up yard sales and craft booths on their properties along the highway.  This unique event allows visitors from Kentucky and surrounding states to enjoy an exciting shopping experience, while taking in the distinctive flavor of the Ohio Valley’s unique restaurants, shops, and southern hospitality.  The sale will also provide an excellent opportunity for local organizations and clubs to hold fund-raising events. 

Also, this year’s Green River Area Development District (GRADD) Arts & Crafts Festival will be held concurrently at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson, along the central portion of the route, on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7. For the past 40 years, this annual event has been delighting visitors with artisan and craftsman booths, artist demonstrations, delicious food, and live music, set against a scenic natural backdrop. 

Several Henderson participants and local organizations will be offering the use of their space for booth rental for non-Highway 60 property owners who wish to participate. For a list of available spaces call the Henderson County Tourist Commission at (270) 826-3128.

Participating in the 2012 Highway 60 Yard Sale is easy. To learn how you can be a part of this growing tradition, visit, call 1-800-648-3128, or follow us on Facebook.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Award-Winning Event Brings World-Ranked Vaulters To Henderson


The 6th Annual Jammin’ and Jumpin’ Street Vault returns to Henderson August 10-11. Held on the riverfront in the heart of downtown Henderson, the event draws pole vaulters of all ages, including those who are both nationally and internationally ranked. 

Jammin’ and Jumpin is part of the Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival, recently named one of the Top 10 Events in Kentucky by the Kentucky Tourism Council. In addition to be being a unique sporting event that draws high-level athletes, the vault boasts a roster of participants that has ranged in age from 10 to 73. 

This year’s event features vaulters such as April Steiner Bennett, 2008 Beijing Olympics 8th Place Finish; Mary Saxter, the 2011 Jumpin’ & Jammin’ winner and 2012 Olympic trial finalist and alternate; Mark Hollis, 2012 Olympic trails finalist; Jordan Scott, 2008 & 2012 Olympic trails finalist; Jeff Cover, 4 time NCAA All American winner and MANY others.

Jammin’ and Jumpin’ Street Vault 2012 schedule:

Date: Friday, August 10, 2012
Location: Downtown Henderson, on Water St. between 2nd and 3rd St.
Start Time: 7:00pm 
Master Division age (40 and older)

Date: Saturday, August 11, 2012
Location: Downtown Henderson, on Water St. between 2nd and 3rd St.
Start Time: 7:00pm 

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